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Floating Diamond Solitaire Necklace Opinions

Holls0119

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Hi Everyone,
I’m looking to purchase an everyday floating solitaire diamond necklace. I’m debating on whether to do a basket setting or a dbty necklace in rose gold with a thin bezel from Tiffany’s. I know if I go the Tiffany route it will be more expensive, but I do like how they do the bezel style. I’m thinking of a jump chain so the necklace could be worn at different lengths. I’m undecided on carat size, but thinking .40 - .70. Looking for some rose gold floating necklace inspiration, opinions on which looks more floaty bezel or basket, and size of diamond…I’m looking for something that can be worn casually everyday. I have attached photos of inspiration. Please share your thoughts or photos. I’m not set on Tiffany’s and I have attached basket settings below, but it is hard to find these types of settings in rose gold. Any suggestions welcome.

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Lookinagain

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To me, a basket with the smaller number of prongs looks "more floaty". Stuller makes this 6 prong basket in rose gold. I didn't see that they had a similar mounting with only 4 prongs.
 

alltheflorals

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hmm what do you mean by floaty? I actually have a picture comparing a 4 prong cheapie to my bezeled OEC, both in rose gold. I went with a very thin bezel so at a normal distance, it blends with my skin tone so they both look equally floaty to me. The difference was that I didn't see a lot of 4-prong sliding settings and having it not fixed was really important for me.

 

mayo1209

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I wear a small 0.38 ct set with a halo of diamonds around it and from afar it looks like one floating diamond. I got the halo from IDJ done to match the jackets I had. Putting it on a rose gold chain gave me the look I wanted as the gold kind of blends with the skin tone. B73905A5-980E-45BF-811E-6CE195E81215.jpeg
 

distracts

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I think any size can be wearable for every day. I started with a .3ish carat, now wear a .75ish carat, and plan to keep going up in size for at least a while. One of the PSers I know has a 1.5 ct solitaire pendant and it looks great and not too big.

IMO a prong setting looks "floatier" than a bezel. With that said, both of mine have been in bezels!
 

bludiva

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I think the way the chain is attached is what makes the pendant look like it’s floating, all the examples you posted look floaty to me. Would just check whatever you go with doesn’t flip, that last basket looks to me like it might tilt easily
 
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